Well, after having a wet early summer, climate conditions returned to what has become a rather normal drought pattern across much of the state. However, it appears that that is about to change. Wet weather moved into the Central Texas region last night, and a good chance for rain is to continue through Saturday evening. Forecasters say that flooding is very possible…but they have been more wrong than right lately. And recent reports from the National Weather Service say we are in for a cold, wet winter as El Nino continues to strengthen across the Pacific Ocean. We’ll see about that, too. Rainy days can offer unique photo opportunities, but the rain also poses a challenge by the fact that it is not too kind to photo equipment. It looks like I will be spending more time with indoor photo shoots over the next couple of days. All that said, we do need the rain.
Welcome to the DO Digital Photography blog page. The web site is still under construction, but it hopefully will be ramped up to full steam in the near future.
Photography has always been a hobby of mine, but in the last few years I have become more serious with honing my photo skills. I particularly like to take pictures of people, places and things that tell a story, present ideas from a different perspective, or for just plain fun.
The young man in this picture was on a field trip to Washington, DC with his classmates. He was etching the name of a soldier who is listed among the fallen on the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial. Their teacher had given them an assignment to pick a name on the memorial, and then to research that individual’s background information…who he was, where he was from, how old he was, when he died… So, here is a young man trying to make sense of a conflict that was faced by those who were sent to a foreign land to fight a war they never really understood.
So, I have expanded my photographic journey, and I welcome you to take a look around the web site.